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Margaret R. Theunissen

Marge Theunissen squareMargaret R. Theunissen, 52, Hoven, died Friday, Oct. 24, 2014 at the Avera Gettysburg Hospital. Mass of Christian Burial was held Oct. 28 at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, Hoven, with Father Kevin Doyle, Celebrant. Interment followed at the Church Cemetery.
Margaret Raedean Theunissen was born to Raymond and Arleen (Sautner) Theunissen on Nov. 16, 1961 at Holy Infant Hospital in Hoven. She attended North Lowell Country School located near her home and Hoven High school.
During her senior year, she was involved in an automobile-hay mover accident which killed her little sister, Michelle, and left Margaret a high level quadriplegic for 35 years and 48 days. She spent six months in various hospitals before returning to her home near Hoven where she lived the rest of her life.
Margaret enjoyed reading, collecting unicorns and various Disney items (movies, cups, etc). She had a large collection of music and movies and also enjoyed detective shows and game shows. Margaret’s father made her a mouth piece from a piece of #9 wire, a reading stand for her books, and a holder and straw for her water. These things gave Margaret some independence. She was cared for by her parents for many years. Her dad’s death on Sept. 5, 2011 prompted Margaret’s niece, Chelsey Theunissen, to move from Alaska to the farm to help Arleen care for Margaret.
In addition to her mother and Chelsey, Margaret is survived by siblings Wayne (Ardella) Theunissen of Groton, Mary (Owen) Petersen of Vivian, Tom (Tina) Theunissen of Gillette, WY, and Tim (Dawn) Theunissen of Aberdeen; seven nieces, three nephews, and 10 great nieces and nephews.
Visit to leave an online condolence or to view the tribute video.
Lien Funeral Home, Bowdle, is in charge of arrangements.

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Milo D. Richter

Milo D. Richter, 63, of Clark, SD died Oct. 24, 2014 after a five month battle with acute myeloid leukemia.
Funeral services were held Oct. 29 in the St. Paul Lutheran Church at Clark with the Reverends Gary Anderson and Roger Shepherd officiating.
Milo Dean Richter was born Nov. 11, 1950 at Watertown, the son of Carl and Beatrice (Amdahl) Richter. Milo graduated from Summit high school in 1969 and attended SDSU.
On Nov. 6, 1976 he married Valerie Eaton at Gettysburg. He worked with Northwestern Energy.
He is survived by his wife Valerie of Clark, daughters, Jessica (Cory) Berg of Altus, OK, Amie (Joey) Stapleton of Centennial, CO and Katie (Cody) Wangsness of Clark, two grandchildren, siblings Carol (George) Braunwarth of Waconia, MN, Marlys (Ernie) Jensen of Meckling, SD, Julaine (Ray) Wedin of Plymouth, MN, Donn (Mary Gapp) Richter of Summit, SD, Vonnie Richter of Redfield and Vicki (Tom) Gulbranson of South Padre Island, TX.
Arrangements by Furness Funeral Home of Clark.

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Jo Michael

Michael, Jo photoJo Michael, born Josina M. Van Bockel, died from metastatic cancer on Oct. 26, 2014, at age 87.
Born in Lebanon, South Dakota on July 25, 1927 to John and Mary (Muilenberg) Van Bockel, Jo was the fifth of nine children.  Jo grew up in Pipestone, Minnesota, during the great depression.  She graduated from Pipestone High School and married Allan in 1945.  She worked at the Pan-O-Gold Bakery in Pipestone until the first of her four children was born in 1946.  In 1959 the family moved to Huron, South Dakota and resided there until 1962, when they moved to Rapid City, where Jo and Al have lived since.
After beginning her career as a men’s clothier in Huron at Osborn’s Clothing for Men and Boys, Jo worked at and then managed the three Osborn’s stores in Rapid City until they closed for business in 1997 after the death of the owner.  She “retired” for two months and then found herself back at work at JC Penney in Rapid City in the men’s suit department.  In a career spanning over 45 years, she fitted suits and clothing for many of the men, college students and boys in Huron and Rapid City until she retired in 2007 at the age of 80.  Jo loved her career and profession and she established lifelong friendships with many of her customers.
When not measuring an inseam or a collar, Jo raised four children and helped put them through high school, college and marriage and was active in the community, either lending a voice to community affairs or campaigning for local government leaders.  Although not a traveler at heart, she traveled to many parts of the United States, Europe and Asia to be a part of her children’s and grandchildren’s lives.  Jo had many lifelong friends in the community and spent much of her time in card clubs (bridge and pinochle) with many of her friends until the final months of her life.  Jo was an inveterate knitter and over the years made many afghans and dish cloths for family and friends that are now heirlooms for us all.
Jo is survived by her husband of 69 years,  Allan J. Michael, of Rapid City; four children, Rodney (Ellen) Michael, of Rapid City, Vicki (Allen) Nord, of Rapid City, Douglas (Linda) Michael, of Louisville, KY and Daniel (Judi) Michael, of Rapid City; three brothers, John (Marilyn) Van Bockel, of Dallas, TX, Bernard Van Bockel, of Rapid City and Peter Van Bockel, of Rapid City; 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Jo was preceded in death by her parents, brothers Jacob, Henry, Francis and Arie and her sister Helen.
Visitation will be from 12:30-2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 2, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 1630 Rushmore Street in Rapid City.  Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday at Bethlehem Lutheran Church with the Rev. Josh Jones officiating. Burial will be in Mt. View Cemetery in Rapid City.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in her name may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project
Osheim and Schmidt Funeral Home in Rapid City is in charge of arrangements.

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Battlers face first loss during final regular season game

The Potter County Battlers hosted the Faulkton Trojans for the last regular game of the season on Thursday, Oct. 23. It was a beautiful night for football as the game got underway with the Battlers taking first possession.
The first score of the game didn’t come from the home team, though. Neither did the next 30 points.
The Faulkton area team lit up the scoreboard and the Battlers didn’t change the numbers until a fumble recovery by Carl Cronin in the fourth quarter put the home team on the board.
The Potter County Mighty Battlers got their only loss of the season out of the way as they headed into playoff action on Tuesday night. Check out the site for an update after the first round playoff game against Sully Buttes on Oct. 28.
Following are the stats from Thursday’s game.
Faulkton 36
Potter County 6
Non-conference at Gettysburg
Faulkton (7-1) 12 16 0 12-36
Potter County (7-1) 0 0 0 6-6
F – Cole Baloun 37 pass from Kurt Beidler (pass failed).
F – Carson Ortmeier 11 pass from Beidler (run failed).
F – Darin Wieseler 50 run (Beidler run).
F – Cole Baloun 1 run (Ortmeier pass from Beidler).
F – Wieseler 5 run (Jake McCloud pass from Beidler).
PC – Carl Cronin 46 fumble recovery (run failed).
OFFENSE: Faulkton rushing 45-250 (Wieseler 20-110), passing 6-13-2 for 102 (Beidler 6-13-2 for 102), receiving (Baloun 1-37, Ortmeier 3-31), first downs 13; Potter County rushing 16-55 (Cronin 1-46), passing 5-18 for 75 (Caleb Meinke 5-18 for 75), receiving (Lucas Vogel 1-27, Tim Heien 1-23), first downs 5.
DEFENSE: Faulkton, McCloud, Jack Aesoph and Lane Meyer led team effort; Potter County, Colton Hall and Tanner Storer led team effort.

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Cross country competes at State

Potter County cross country runners competed in the State B meet in Huron on Oct. 25. The coaches are Jessica Larson and Chuck Seurer. Following are the results from the meet.
Class B Girls
4,000 meters
Team: 1, Ipswich, 12; 2, Gayville-Volin, 24; 3, Freeman, 56; 4, Wolsey-Wessington, 59; 5, Northwestern, 62; 6, Potter County, 68; 7, De Smet, 88; 8, Viborg-Hurley, 97; 9, Philip, 103; 10, Timber Lake, 107; 11, James Valley Christian, 108; 12, Dupree, 121; 13, Newell, 121; 14, DR St. Mary, 123; 15, Bison, 130; 16, Howard, 133; 17, Hanson, 154; 18, Elkton-Lake Benton, 174.
Individual: 19, Hannah Flatt, Potter County, 16:35.44; 26, Sasha Cordell, Potter County, 16:48.30; 52 Delanie Larson, Potter County, 17:30.34; 61, Emilie Larson, Potter County, 17:49.33; 94, Shelby Kilian, Potter County, 18:52.25.
Class B Boys
5,000 meters
58, Carl Cronin, Potter County, 19:29.71.

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Schrempp sets record for most assists, volleyball regular season ends 23-3

The Potter County Lady Battlers nailed their last two matches to finish the season with a stellar 23-3 winning record.
They head into districts on Nov. 6, drawing a bye for the first game of the tourney.
During the Oct. 27 game in Hoven against Eureka/Bowdle, Megan Schrempp set a new school record for assists. The previous record was 1065 assists held by Jada Hawkinson since 2009.
Potter County 25-25-25
Faith 7-9-17
Oct. 24 at Gettysburg
Non-conference at Gettysburg
Serving: Potter County 71-74 9 ace (Destry Nafziger 14-14 2 aces, Tara Heuer 19-20).
Hitting: Faith (Katie Bogue 4 kills, Kailyn Graves 2 kills, Tori Simonson 2 kills); Potter County 63-75 34 kills (Regan Everson 18-18 10 kills, Alyssa Haberer 12-17 9 kills).
Setting: Faith (Bogue 6 assists, Penny Welter 4 assists); Potter County 63-63 28 assists (Megan Schrempp 55-55 26 assists).
Digs: Potter County 41 (Everson 11, Heuer 10).
Blocks: Potter County (Nafziger 1, Everson 1).
Records: Potter County 22-3.
JV Match: Potter County 25-12, 25-11.

Potter County 25-25-25
Eureka/Bowdle 12-15-10
Oct. 27 at Hoven
Serving: Potter County 70-76 11 ace (Regan Everson 17-18 1 ace, Destry Nafziger 15-16 4 aces, Tara Heuer 14-14 2 aces).
Hitting: Potter County 64-76 34 kills (Nafziger 17-19 11 kills, Alyssa Haberer 14-16 10 kills, Everson 16-18 8 kills).
Setting: Potter County 70-70 30 assists (Megan Schrempp 66-66 29 assists).
Digs: Potter County 33 (Everson 8, Nafziger 6, Megan Geditz 5).
Blocks: Potter County 1 solo 2 assists (Haberer 1 solo 1 assist, Schrempp 1 assist).
Records: Potter County 23-3.
JV Match: Potter County 25-25, Eureka/Bowdle 14-13

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McRoberts estate rep named

File Number
Deceased    )
Notice is given that on October 23, 2014, Lisa Zannotti Weaver, whose address is W 651 Hogan Road, Arcadia, Wisconsin 54612, was appointed as personal representative of the estate of Albert C. McRoberts, Deceased
Creditors of decedent must file their claims within four months after the date of the first publication of this notice or their claims may be barred.
Claims may be filed with the personal representative or may be filed with the clerk, and a copy of the claim mailed to the personal representative.
/s/ Lisa Zannotti Weaver
Personal Representative
W 651 Hogan Road
Arcadia, Wisconsin 54612
(507) 458-7689

Robert D. Houck
Attorney At Law
P.O. Box 203
Gettysburg, SD 57442
(605) 765 2858

Kathie Westphal
Clerk of Courts
201 S. Exene St.
Gettysburg, SD 57442
(605) 765 9472
Published three times at the total approximate cost of $44.04

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Cross country heads to state meet…

xc sashaDSC_0468Potter County runners are headed to the state cross country meet in Huron on Saturday. Seventh grader Sasha Cordell (Todd and Amy) led the pack for the girls at the Region 4B meet with a seventh place finish.

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Costumes for a cure…

boo bees frontDSC_0715Runners and walkers came out on Saturday, Oct. 18 to help raise funds to fight breast cancer. The Daly sisters, Deb Osier, Rena Robbennolt, and (not pictured) Tracy Wright, dressed as bees with ghosts on the front…or “boo-bees” to get in the spirit of the event and help fund the breast cancer fight! The fourth annual event drew 147 participants and raised over $4,000 which will be kept local to help people in the area who are battling breast cancer.

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